Katie Ledecky won her third consecutive Olympic gold in the 800 meter freestyle

The American swimmer Katie Ledecky took revenge and after falling to the Australian Ariarne Titmus in the finals of the 200 and 400 free, she finally managed this Saturday to beat the ocean swimmer in the final of the 800 free with a time of 8 : 12.57 minutes to win his third consecutive Olympic gold in that distance.

Ledecky, who had won this event in London 2012 and Rio 2016, led the Australian Titmus by 1.26 seconds, who achieved silver with a record of 8: 13.83.

The Italian Simona Quadarella completed the podium, who won the bronze medal with a time of 8: 18.35 minutes.

With the victory achieved in the 800 freestyle, the American swimmer recorded a total of four medals in the Tokyo Games, after adding two golds in the 800 and 1,500; and two silvers in the 400 and the 4×200 relay.

One less than she won five years ago at the Rio Games in which Katie Ledecky was crowned the undisputed “queen” of swimming after hanging five medals, four of them gold.